Prevention and treatment – Media Watch
Medical research to get R370m shot in the arm
Medical research in South Africa is to get a R370 million boost for the development of new medicines, vaccines and other technologies to fight against HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.
"The future is bright for science in South Africa," said Dr Trevor Mundel from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation yesterday at a meeting with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), which are to receive R180m from the foundation.
HIV+ nurse injects child?
Ugandans have questioned the safety of their health facilities after a nurse was charged with attempting to inject her HIV infected blood into a newly born baby, the africareport.com says.
Early this month, Rosemary Namubiru, 64, was allegedly caught in the process of injecting a two-year-old baby by the infant's parent at a private clinic in Kampala.
Aids related deaths decline amid fall in new HIV infections
New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Friday.
Between 2004 and 2012, the number of new HIV infections fell from an estimated 540 000 to 370 000, the report by the JointUN Programme on HIV-Aids commonly known as UNAids showed.
‘This is genocide’
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has accused a group of multinational pharmaceutical companies active in South Africa of conspiring against the state, the people of South Africa and the populations of developing countries - and of planning what amounts to mass murder.
"I am not using strong words; I am using appropriate words. This is genocide," Motsoaledi told the Mail & Guardian on Thursday, in response to a plan he described as a conspiracy of "satanic magnitude" a plan he called on all South Africans to fight "to the last drop of their blood".
Ayesha has life under control!
Ayesha Dlamini was only 17 when she found she was pregnant and HIV-positive.
Now Ayesha is 22 but she has not allowed these two things to get her down.